El Camino Reelers: Square Dancing in Silicon Valley for the LGBTQ Community and friends

Pride Month at Filoli and San Mateo

On June 1, ECR made its debut at the first-ever Filoli Pride at the beautiful Filoli Gardens in Woodside, dancing on a shady patio with Kurt Gollhardt calling. Lots of audience participation, including a troop of Brownie Scouts getting their first taste of square dancing.

Photos by Allan Hurst

Two weeks later on June 15, we put on a show at the San Mateo Pride Festival (our seventh appearance) with Rich Reel calling. We started with an on-stage demo tip, then wento out into the audience to encourage festival-goers - and their kids - to join us.

Photos by Tom Jung, San Mateo Daily Journal, and Hank Winkenwerder

May 8: Congratulations to Our New Members

El Camino Reelers welcomed two new members on Wednesday, May 8 when Mike and Dawn completed the Mainstream program. The graduation ceremony included diplomas, some silly dances, and, of course, cake.

Photo by Hank Winkenwerder

May 4: Star Thru Silicon Valley

The Force was strong in the galaxy as El Camino Reelers celebrated Star Wars Day with caller Gary Monday, aka Princess Mary Wanna Leia!

Photos by Ken Seibert

April 26: Back to Billy DeFrank

El Camino Reelers went back to the Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center in San Jose for our April Fun Night. Caller Kurt Gollhardt taught a three-couple not-quite square dance -- and the Hully Gully!

Photos by Eric Hudson

ECR holds no-experience-required Fun Nights on the third Friday of every month (May 17, June 21, July 19) featuring a variety of callers and dance styles to keep things fresh and interesting. Everyone welcome!

For more about Fun Nights, see our Fun Nights page.


Real dancing.
Real people.
Real fun.

EL CAMINO REELERS is a modern Western Square Dance club, formed by lesbians and gay men in order to meet people, have fun, and learn to square dance. We dance to live callers using the Callerlab Mainstream, Plus, and Advanced programs.

LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE! It's a great way to meet active, open-minded, intelligent, and sometimes very silly people. We would love to welcome you to our club. Come to one of our monthly no experience required Fun Nights, or send a note to information@reelers.org and let us know you're interested.